Inclusive Practices with my iPad 11.25.2013
- In Adobe Reader App, Speak Selection works with PDF's that are NOT locked and Word Documents (end in .docx or .doc). I was able to use the Open With for a locked PDF and open in iBooks, where I could use the Speak Selection.
- Free Online Text to Speech: NaturalReader, ReadtheWords, OddCast, TexttoSpeechTranslator
- Some of the Online Text to Speech have avatars. The best one I found was the TextoSpeechTranslator because it had an avatar and read quite a large chunk of text (2 full paragraphs). But there is a lot of advertising on this site.
- I found a software download that could be used on a PC. I downloaded to my home PC. I was able to open documents (both PDF and Word) that could be read to me. It even highlights portions of text that it is reading. Here is the link for downloading NaturalReader.